It’s hard to mistake a Grafted Cactus when you see one. You’d quickly notice a cute and brightly-colored sicon (usually a Moon Cactus) sitting atop another type of cactus, like Hylocereus, that acts as the rootstock. Because a Grafted Cactus is a fusion of two different cacti, its appearance, size, and color usually vary. Its upper part can be yellow, orange, purple, or red, depending on the variety of sicon used. Older plants sometimes bloom with pink flowers.
Cactus & Succulent
Cactus and succulents are plants known for their thickened, fleshy parts that function as water storage. These hardy and low maintenance plants need little to no attention.
These are plants that you do not have to water too often and are excellent in various lighting conditions. This makes them perfect for any room in your house.
These plants are believed to protect the home and self from evil and all sorts of negativity. Keep them around the house for added protection while keeping the space nice-looking.
Beginner plants are exceptionally forgiving and hardy. They are easy to keep alive and mostly low maintenance. These are perfect if you have a less-than-green thumb, or just starting to hone your gardening skills.
Medium - High Light
Plants that require medium to high light will grow best in sunny spots where they can receive filtered or direct sunlight. They make the perfect plants for any well-lit room in your house.
Low water plants only need watering once a week or once every two weeks. Allow the soil to dry completely before the next watering.
These plants would appreciate a regular application of fertilizers during the growing season. They aren’t heavy feeders, and feeding at low rates is enough for these low-fertilizer plants to grow well.
Plant Care Tips
This plant is named a Grafted Cactus because it is actually 2 different plants “grafted” together. The green stem provides food to the chlorophyll-less ‘Moon Cactus” colourful top. Will survive in high light, but prefers medium.
The ‘Moon Cactus’ top, as well as the base, a rootstock cactus often Hylocereus undatus, are both native to Central and South America. The colourful ‘Moon Cactus’, typically Gymnocalycium mihanovichii lacks chlorophyll is not found in nature.